Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
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A verandah is a large balcony level with the ground floor.
While Victorian house style had a separate curved verandah roof, Federation houses had a sweeping main roof in one unbroken length down and across the verandah.
Verandah Glass Screens
These are very common privacy screens used in single story homes in narrow blocks. The colours are a ‘motley’ of coloured glass panels and reflect the influence of gothic church leadlighting on domestic architecture. These screens are characteristic of Federation style housing.
Used timber frames although some brick supports were used.
Timber broomstick dowel balustrades were common, and there was a gradual decline in use of cast iron lace after 1914.
Verandah posts often featured
Federation Verandah Details
– courtesy Halford Federation Supplies